$3.1 Million in Locally Grown Food Headed to South Carolina Schools

Clint Thompson South Carolina

COLUMBIA – South Carolina students will be eating more food grown by local farmers as part of a partnership involving the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and the South Carolina Department of Education. Under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Local Food for Schools Cooperative Agreement Program, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture is working with South Carolina distributor Senn Brothers to …

What’s Happening? Clemson Extension Agents Provide Weekly Updates on Crops

Clint Thompson South Carolina

Clemson Extension agents provide updates in The South Carolina Grower this week about the status of various crops being produced throughout the state. Statewide Andy Rollins reports, “Based on Dr. Jeremy Pattisons’ work on fall development in strawberries, we need to have between 600 growing degree days (GDD) (Chandler) and 800 GDD (Camarosa) from October to December. It is suspected that …

What’s Happening? Clemson Extension Agents Provide Updates on Crops

Jim Rogers South Carolina

Clemson Extension agents provide updates in The South Carolina Grower this week about the status of various crops being produced throughout the state. Coastal Region Zack Snipes reports, “We missed a lot of rain and wind from the hurricane that came through. The rain was much needed. We got pretty chilly last night, which will really help all of our …

What’s Happening? Clemson Extension Agents Provide Updates on Crops

Jim Rogers South Carolina

Weekly Field Update – 11/7/22 Clemson Extension agents provide updates in The South Carolina Grower this week about the status of various crops being produced throughout the state. Coastal Region Rob Last reports, “Strawberry plants have arrived in the last two weeks and are in the ground. Overall, plantings look good. One thing to consider is using overhead irrigation to …

Clemson Extension Agents Provide Crop Updates

Jim Rogers South Carolina

Weekly Field Update Clemson Extension agents provide updates in The South Carolina Grower this week about the status of various crops being produced throughout the state. Coastal Region Zack Snipes reports, “It’s been a very cloudy and humid week in the Lowcountry. The temperatures are perfect, but the lack of sunshine has plants in a holding pattern. It has been …

Clemson Extension Agents Provide Crop Updates

Jim Rogers South Carolina

Weekly Field Update – 10/24/22 Clemson Extension agents provide updates in The South Carolina Grower this week about the status of various crops being produced throughout the state. Midlands Justin Ballew reports, “Temperatures turned cool for a few days in the Midlands this past week. We had two consecutive days where the low temperature was under 35 (degrees Fahrenheit) in Lexington …

Weekly Field Update – 10/17/22

Jim Rogers South Carolina

Clemson Extension agents provide updates in The South Carolina Grower this week about the status of various crops being produced throughout the state. Coastal Region Zack Snipes reports, “We have had absolutely beautiful weather as of late. This past week, agents were busy harvesting sweet sorghum to make into syrup, to distill, brew and pop (sorghum popcorn). This old timey tradition …

Clemson Extension Agent: We Were Pretty Lucky

Jim Rogers South Carolina

By Clint Thompson Hurricane Ian’s impact on South Carolina was felt worse in counties along the Atlantic Coast, though the storm provided the state with much needed rainfall. Bruce McLean, Clemson Extension area commercial horticulture agent in the Pee Dee Region, said specialty crop growers were fortunate there was not any worse damage than what occurred. “For the most part …